McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies, has announced the winners of its distinguished McAfee Channel Partner Awards 2017 for India and Asia Pacific at the company’s MPOWER and Partner Summit event, held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The awards recognise partners who demonstrated the embodiment of three foundational pillars of the McAfee Partner Program: strategic relationships, profitable partnerships and driving better customer outcomes.
McAfee’s MPOWER Cyber Security summit marked the first time the series (previously entitled FOCUS) came to the Asia Pacific region. MPOWER took place at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) and was designed to tackle a diverse range of security-related themes relevant to all types and sizes of industry.
An impressive line-up of engaging and inspiring speakers educated and challenged a delegate audience of over 750 technology professionals and their peers, including CISO’s, IT managers, security analysts, security architects, managing directors along with technical and non-technical consultants ranging from some of the region’s largest corporations, through to SMEs and start-ups.
The Partner Summit event provided a platform for direct participation amongst channel partners where they could share feedback, discussions, strategies and insights on the security industry landscape. This year, partners from 14 countries and 26 cities across APAC attended the event.
Partners received a range of awards based on their commitment to McAfee’s business strategy including, building strong ecosystems, dedication to customers, demonstration of technical efficiency and successful buildout of managed services.
“Partners are integral to our success and lead the way in driving our entire channel to improve and deliver high quality customer outcomes,” said Jagdish Mahapatra, Head of Channel Sales and Alliances, Asia Pacific. “By working together, we can provide better solutions that benefit our customers with greater protection, faster deployment times and reduced costs.”
The Categories and winners for the 2017 Partner Awards for the India Region and Overall Asia Pacific were:
|Growth Partner of the Year||India||Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt.Ltd. (India)|
|Commercial Partner of the Year||India||Netmagic|
|Distributor of the Year||India||Redington India Ltd.|
|MSP Partner of the Year||India||Inspira Enterprise India Pvt Ltd.|
|Partner of the Year||India||ACPL Systems Pvt Ltd|
|Partner of the Year||APAC||Dimension Data||Australia|
|Growth Partner of the Year||APAC||Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt.Ltd. (India)||India|
|Commercial Partner of the Year||APAC||Systex Corp||China|
|Distributor of the Year||APAC||Exclusive Networks Singapore Pte Ltd||Singapore|
|MSP Partner of the Year||APAC||Trends & Technologies Inc.||Philippines|
|MSSP Innovation Award||APAC||Kinetic IT||Australia|
|Services Partner of the Year||APAC||ACPL Systems Pvt Ltd||India|
“Innovation, differentiation and profitability are critical elements of how we assess who the winners should be,” said Mahapatra. “McAfee has always been, and continues to be, committed to supporting our partners with strategic investments that create growth. Innovations such as training, incentives and demand generation provide ongoing resources that give our partners solid ground to continue to be in-demand and trusted security advisors for all of our mutual customers.
“Our partners are incredibly important to McAfee and we’re proud to support them for their great work with these prestigious accolades,” said Rajeev Sreedhar, Channel Director India. “We offer our congratulations to each of the winners.